Tips & Trends | How to: Style Leather Shorts

If denim on denim is a Canadian tuxedo, what’s leather on leather? While the fashion world is coming up with an answer, swap out your old daisy dukes for a pair of Leather Black Shorts (LBS) instead!

Keep it Casual

A chambray denim button down tucked into flouncy black leather shorts is effortless (literally). Mixing preppy with punk, you can take this look day to night by swapping out converse with a pair of strappy sandals.

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Sporty Spice

A cropped tank exudes the highly coveted ‘athleisure’ look. We’re not surprised; mixing comfort with style is all the #streetstylegoals. Perfect for working girls and students, running to catch the bus has never been so cool and comfortable.

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Coachella Goth

Love festival style but hate colour? Coachella goth is the happy medium between Indio and LA. If you prefer more edge and fewer frills, a black button down and lace up boots add a sense of toughness to a dainty look.

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Business Chic

A textured blouse and heeled booties make LBS an appropriate office staple. Swap tweed for soft leather and tuck in your favorite blouse. It’s elegant, yet unexpected. The juxtaposition of the two styles work cohesively when both items have simple designs and clean seams.

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Girl About Town

A cropped bralette, colorful accessories and luxe blazer are perfect for your next night out. It’s sexy without trying to be, and you can customize your look to suit your style. Play with colors by adding a pair of hot pink heels. A strapless bandeau or a lace bralette adds a sense of femininity and amps up the look without being uncomfortable.

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What’s your favorite way to style leather shorts? Let us know your tips and tricks down below! If not, let us know if you’ll be trying one out!

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